Deferments and Exemptions

Poverty Exemption Guidelines
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Veteran's Exemption 

Beginning with Tax Year 2022, Oakland County Equalization (OCED) completed a procedural change for the Disabled Veteran’s Exemption of property taxes under MCL 211.7b. OCED will begin presenting all Disabled Veteran’s Exemptions to the Board of Review (BOR) for approval. The Veterans Team will review each application to ensure they have supplied all the correct documents and meet the requirements for the exemption. The Board will execute the approval or denial of the exemption based on the recommendation that eligibility is met or not met. It is important to note that the Board does not determine who is eligible; the level of disability is established by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Each applicant will be asked to file annually after January 1st but prior to March 1st for review and preparation for the March Board of Review (to eliminate any need to correct the tax bill issued later in the year). However, by statute, the Veteran or unmarried spouse may file after January 1st but prior to the conclusion of the December Board of Review of that year. Throughout the year, the Veteran’s Team will collect the paperwork from each applicant, preparing a petition and 4035a (if applicable). Then each unit appraiser will process it through the Board of Review.

Beginning January 1, 2022, and each year after, the Disabled Veteran or Unmarried Surviving Spouse must file:

  • Completed form 5107, STC Affidavit for Disabled Veterans Exemption
  • Most recent Department of Veteran Affair’s Benefit Award Letter
For more information please contact the Oakland County Equalization Division (OCED) at 248-858-0740
STC Disabled Veterans Exemption Information can be found at the following link:,4679,7-121-1751_2228_14924-317569--,00.html
Summer Deferment

Summer taxes may be deferred until February 14, 2022, if your 2020 total household income was less than $40,000 and you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Senior Citizen, age 62 by Dec. 12, 2021
  • Hemiplegic, Paraplegic or Quadriplegic
  • Eligible serviceperson, veteran widow or widower
  • Blind Person
  • Totally and permanently disabled

Applications for deferment are available at the Treasurer's Office. The deadline for filing is September 15, 2021.